• Pilot Spotlights

    Photo pilot: Six questions with Dan Bailey

    Adventure photographer Dan Bailey of Anchorage, Alaska is our fourth quarter featured photographer. Get to know the Colorado native and Cessna 120 pilot as he answers my questions about flying and photography in the North.

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Backcountry destinations

Learn about backcountry airports and off-airport operations from around the world.


Backcountry aircraft

Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


Backcountry piloting

Techniques and procedures for negotiating the unique flight environment of the backcountry.

Safety & Survival

Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Knowledge Base
Zzz 2 minutes ago View the latest post Knowledge Base Article & Vid: Survival Vest
I was a bit disappointed that you didn’t shave your arm when you pulled out the knife…
I think he shot this before we established that was a requirement.
Zzz 5 minutes ago View the latest post Carry an Emergency Tool Kit? - What's in your Bag or Box?
Clarkson advises me to ban you Jacko
Around the Campfire
Zenithguy 11 minutes ago View the latest post VFR cruising altitudes
One possibility is that you may have been too low for their radar, slim maybe but possible..
Out here in Socal if I'm at 3,000 ft in some areas with flight following they advise they...
Products, Gear, and Technology
Hammer 21 minutes ago View the latest post $70 tie down lines??
I'm actually still experimenting with how to use it. Tonight I tied the tail first and used a bowline, then pulled the plane forward to put tension on it. My wing lines are angled forward...
How-To and Tutorials
Zzz Today, 11:16am View the latest post How to do more accurate BCP searches for Earlier Threads
Well, you made it to the Website Help > How To and Tutorials subforum. Now go down 10 or 11 topics and find the one about using Google to search.
I realize the futility in searching...
Brian-StevesAircraft Today, 10:21am View the latest post Moving an STC Between Aircraft
We are in the process of doing a 470-J conversion on a 108-2 starting next week.... Overhauled the engine a few years back and it has been sitting on the stand due to paperwork issues...
hotrod180 Today, 10:14am View the latest post FS: BAS belts for C180
I must say that I had the opposite experience with Jim at BAS-- he & his employee were both very helpful, and sent me copies of the lost paperwork (including invoice) which had...

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A Thousand Words

View more images like this in our A Thousand Words slideshow.

What is a picture worth? View this full frame slideshow of some of the most stunning backcountry flying photos from our community.

Featured photographer

Alaskan bush pilot and photographer Arturo Polo-Ena

Check out the work of our latest featured photographer Arturo Polo-Ena, a working bush pilot for Ultima Thule Lodge in Alaska.

Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

Check out this and many more recommended books in the Bush Flying Library, as well as instructional and survival titles.